OPIC, the Oklahoma Petroleum Information Center, houses in one location more than 100 miles of core from almost 10,000 Oklahoma wells, samples from some 50,000 wells, well logs, production reports, and other material vital to petroleum exploration and production. The collection resides in 192,000 sq ft of space in Norman, and is available to users through on-site visits by appointment.
The collection contains information, maps and materials useful to industry, academia, scout and school groups, landscapers and civic planners, hunters and fishers, hikers, and those needing quadrangle maps.
Included in the OPIC complex are office spaces for use by patrons, a conference center, and fee-based core services such as core gamma scan, lighted lay-out tables for viewing, core slabbing and cutting, and core photography.
The OGS Publication Sales Office is housed in OPIC, and provides over-the-counter and mail-order purchases of Survey publications and maps, and also sells USGS topographic and other maps, and AAPG highway maps.
Through OPIC, the OGS provides access to petroleum materials and data collected in Oklahoma and other states since the earliest days of the industry in the 20th century. OPIC preserves and catalogs these collections, adds to them on a continuing basis, and makes the holdings accessible to the public at nominal charges.
All facilities at OPIC are open from 8 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Monday through Friday except on scheduled holidays of Tthe University of Oklahoma, and summer hours (1 April to1 October) of 7 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. for the Core and Sample Research Facility. For more information, call 405/325-1299.
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2020 Industrial Blvd.
Norman, OK 73069
Summer Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:50 p.m., from 1 April to 1 October.
Access to the viewing area prior to 8:00 a.m. can be found at the side entrance, near the handicap ramp.
Winter Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., from 1 November to 31 March.
Schedule may change due to seasonal weather.